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Artistic Reflections on Climate Change

Winter Garden

A Discussion with Miya Ando and Ami Vitale

Moderated by Kendal Henry


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Join us for an engaging evening with Miya Ando, winner of the 2023 Brookfield Place New York Annual Arts Commission, and Ami Vitale, a Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic photographer, who will discuss their environmentally focused art exhibitions currently on view at Brookfield Place. The artist talk will be followed by a reception with light bites, beer and wine. The panel will be moderated by Kendal Henry, who has thirty years of curating experience, specializing in public art projects across the globe, including Ando’s artwork at Brookfield Place. The artists will discuss their observations and documentation of climate change and conservation facilitating a thoughtful conversation about the future of our planet. 


5:45 PM – Check-in opens
6:00 PM – Artist Talk
7:00 PM
2024 Brookfield Place New York Annual Arts Commission Announcement
7:00 – 8:00 PM: Light bites, wine, beer & networking

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Miya Ando’s artworks are a physical articulation of the artist’s contemplation of the cycles of nature and the passage of time; concept, image, and materials are inextricably linked in the artist’s work. The layered, refractive surfaces of Ando’s sculptures and paintings on metal or wood, mirror the impermanent, ephemeral nature of their subject, which is often fleeting natural phenomena: the seasons, day, night, clouds, tides — materialized in ink, pigment, micronized silver, gold, mica, oil, or resin. Ando frequently chooses multilingual titles for her artworks— a Japanese word and its approximate English translation — to reveal the variations in thought and perception between the two cultures which have informed her identity and experience. Ando’s titles contain nuanced, arcane or literary Japanese words naming and describing the varied qualities of moonlight, rain, clouds, and other elements — language that expresses a relationship to nature and a philosophy of existence not present in the West, which the artist preserves and translates into visual form through her art. Click to read Miya’s full bio and learn more about Miya’s installation coming up Brookfield Place.

Ami Vitale is a National Geographic photographer, writer, speaker, and documentary filmmaker whose award-winning work illuminates the unsung heroes and communities working to protect wildlife and finding harmony in our natural world. Plan your visit to view Ami’s work at Brookfield Place.

Brookfield Place (BFPL) New York is one of Brookfield’s most iconic Place Making destinations that brings together modern office space, cultural experiences, curated dining and world-class shopping. One of New York City’s most dynamic districts, Brookfield Place is a step away from the everyday and in step with the latest in global and local culture. The 14-acre, 5-building complex on the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan is home to some of the world’s most innovative companies and one of New York’s most celebrated experiential, culinary and shopping destinations. Brookfield animates its grand indoor and outdoor public spaces year-round through a mix of culture and events, bringing together a diverse array of New Yorkers and visitors. From waterfront cafes along the North Cove Marina to palm trees inside the famed Winter Garden, art installations to live music, Brookfield Place New York is a setting for discovery and inspiration, savoring and indulging, relaxing and socializing.

Arts Brookfield invigorates public spaces through the presentation of free cultural experiences in Brookfield’s premier buildings around the world, located in the vibrant downtowns of New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Denver in the U.S., Toronto in Canada, and Sydney, Perth and Melbourne in Australia. By commissioning, producing, and presenting world-class works of art, Arts Brookfield supports creativity and innovation in the fields of music, dance, theater, film, and visual art. Click here to learn more about the program and here to see a full schedule of events. 


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